The Changing Family Life Cycle

Author by : Elizabeth A. Carter
Languange : en
Publisher by : Allyn & Bacon
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Description : This work has rapidly achieved prominence as a standard text in social work curricula, family therapy training programs, and clinical practice. Diverse ethnic and socio-economic lifestyles are examined through shared developmental stages, offering student and therapist alike new insights on family problems and ways of approaching and alleviating them.


Changing Family Lifestyles

Author by : James D. Quisenberry
Languange : en
Publisher by : Washington, D.C. : Association for Childhood Education International
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Description : This collection of 13 articles reprinted from the journal "Childhood Education" is organized into three sections: (1) Families: Structure, Status, and Stresses; (2) Parenting; and (3) Schools and the Family. The first section consists of six articles dealing with issues surrounding the changing family and early childhood education, family folklore, support systems for black families, divorce and children, bilingual education and family needs, and helping abused and neglected children. In the second section, four articles examine the historical role of parenting, children's stress and the parent role, crises in adolescence, and new options for fathers in childrearing. Finally, improving the quality of family life, establishing a parent education resource center, and involving working parents in school are discussed in the collection's third section. (MP)


Changing Families And Their Lifestyles

Author by : H. Moerbeek
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wageningen Academic Publishers
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Description : This volume comprises contributions from several fields of study in the social sciences. The different disciplinary angles intersect at the level of the research subjects: families, households and consumers. Together they reflect a broad field of study that always had its particular niche in Wageningen as ‘household and consumer studies’. The five separate parts: the formation and dissolution of families; stratification and inequality; consumer and household behaviour; leisure time; and hygiene, health and society, nicely reflect the broadness of this field. The eighteen contributions in this volume were purposefully selected, not only based on their contents and quality, but also because of their relationship to the work of Kees de Hoog, who retired this year. Although Kees de Hoog is a professor of family sociology and family policy, his work throughout the years has extended far beyond that and covers the fields that are captured by the different parts in this book. Therefore the contributions in this volume comprise an interesting read for scholars all over the world who have an interest in families, consumers, households, and the ways they interface.


Children In Changing Families

Author by : Jan Pryor
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wiley-Blackwell
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Description : At time when separation and divorce are increasingly common, this book supplies much-needed insights into why some children survive change in families better than others.


Religion And Family In A Changing Society

Author by : Penny Edgell
Languange : en
Publisher by : Princeton University Press
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Description : The 1950s religious boom was organized around the male-breadwinner lifestyle in the burgeoning postwar suburbs. But since the 1950s, family life has been fundamentally reconfigured in the United States. How do religion and family fit together today? This book examines how religious congregations in America have responded to changes in family structure, and how families participate in local religious life. Based on a study of congregations and community residents in upstate New York, sociologist Penny Edgell argues that while some religious groups may be nostalgic for the Ozzie and Harriet days, others are changing, knowing that fewer and fewer families fit this traditional pattern. In order to keep members with nontraditional family arrangements within the congregation, these innovators have sought to emphasize individual freedom and personal spirituality and actively to welcome single adults and those from nontraditional families. Edgell shows that mothers and fathers seek involvement in congregations for different reasons. Men tend to think of congregations as social support structures, and to get involved as a means of participating in the lives of their children. Women, by contrast, are more often motivated by the quest for religious experience, and can adapt more readily to pluralist ideas about family structure. This, Edgell concludes, may explain the attraction of men to more conservative congregations, and women to nontraditional religious groups.


The Changing American Family

Author by : Scott J South
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : In this book, leading authorities on the family show how families, parents, and children have been affected by changing patterns of marriage and cohabitation. Taking a long historical perspective, some authors consider trends such as the decline of multigenerational families and group differences in the relationships between economic opportunity and the timing of marriage. But the focus is predominantly on questions of current interest: patterns of union formation, differences between marriage and cohabitation, contact between divorced fathers and their children, the division of household labor, and the transmission of attitudes and behavior across generations. Intended for scholars and advanced students, this book offers essential analysis of the changing dimensions of the American family.


Religion And Family In A Changing Society

Author by : Penny Edgell
Languange : en
Publisher by : Princeton University Press
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Description : The 1950s religious boom was organized around the male-breadwinner lifestyle in the burgeoning postwar suburbs. But since the 1950s, family life has been fundamentally reconfigured in the United States. How do religion and family fit together today? This book examines how religious congregations in America have responded to changes in family structure, and how families participate in local religious life. Based on a study of congregations and community residents in upstate New York, sociologist Penny Edgell argues that while some religious groups may be nostalgic for the Ozzie and Harriet days, others are changing, knowing that fewer and fewer families fit this traditional pattern. In order to keep members with nontraditional family arrangements within the congregation, these innovators have sought to emphasize individual freedom and personal spirituality and actively to welcome single adults and those from nontraditional families. Edgell shows that mothers and fathers seek involvement in congregations for different reasons. Men tend to think of congregations as social support structures, and to get involved as a means of participating in the lives of their children. Women, by contrast, are more often motivated by the quest for religious experience, and can adapt more readily to pluralist ideas about family structure. This, Edgell concludes, may explain the attraction of men to more conservative congregations, and women to nontraditional religious groups.


A Sociology Of Family Life

Author by : Deborah Chambers
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : New kinds of intimate relationships such as post-divorce families, co-habiting couples, ‘friends as family' and same-sex unions are now commonplace. This book explores the growing diversity of family life by presenting a comprehensive assessment of recent research and theory, and foregrounds new thinking about ‘family', parenting, childhood and personal life. A Sociology of Family Life queries notions of moral decline by revealing a remarkable persistence of commitment and reciprocity across cultures in traditional and new family relations. This insightful and innovative work examines factors such as gender, race, ethnic identity and new sexual lifestyles in relation to cultural customs, government policies and social inequalities. Global dimensions of intimate life are explored, including the impact of population policies on fertility in several nations; ethical dilemmas associated with reproductive technologies among different cultures; interdependencies between rich and poor nations through the globalization of domestic care; and transnational marriage strategies. This book will be indispensable for students across the social sciences interested in change in intimate relations. Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title


Changing Families

Author by : Bob Simpson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Recent decades have seen spectacular increases in the levels of divorce and separation across the Western world. This important development is having a radical impact on the conduct and nature of family relationships. This book offers an original investigation of these critical transformations through an ethnographic analysis of post-divorce family life in Britain and provides insightful answers to vexing questions, such as:- What cultural values and ideologies motivate and shape concerns over relationships when marriage ends?- Which relationships continue and why?- What cultural values underpin the financial transactions that take place or (more commonly) fail to take place after divorce?Drawing on extensive interviews with those most affected by divorce, the author argues that the positive sentiments traditionally associated with the notion of kinship are wholly inadequate when it comes to understanding divorce, but that kinship can provide an illuminating window through which to consider the breakdown of marital relations.This book represents a significant contribution to current debates over the changing form and expression of relationships in Western society in the late twentieth century.


Changing Family Life In East Africa

Author by : Philip and Janet Kilbride
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penn State University Press
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Description : Modern socioeconomic developments have diminished the traditional role and power of women in East Africa. Drawing on nearly two decades of research based on their method of "interactive ethnography," the authors show how this change in status has brought about strains in family life and decreased the value of children, resulting in more frequent occurrences of child abuse and neglect. Surveys, interviews, and psychological assessments conducted by the authors during repeated visits to Kenya and Uganda provide evidence that contemporary values have eroded the traditional support networks of extended family and community. Enriching the data are personal observations of East Africans, who talk here about issues of importance in their family lives such as polygyny, premarital pregnancy, female powerlessness, and barmaiding as a stigmatized occupation. Additional information is drawn from newspaper stories and popular literature.